Expanse partners with CHCK-N for ICO

Expanse announces its partnership with CHCK-N for ICO management services
30 August 2017   3437

Expanse, an Ethereum based blockchain platform for smart contracts, has made an exciting announcement concerning its partnership with CHCK-N for ICO Management Services. 

CHCK-N, named by the Wall Street Journal as providing “…a new level of social media marketing,” has partnered with scores of internationally known liquor brands and venues to reward consumers with free drinks in exchange for their selfies. Now the company partners with Expanse team.

The Check-In Bar partnership is an important development for Tokenlab (LAB) and Expanse (EXP) investors, as it adds immediate worldwide exposure and utility for Expanse. By providing ICO management services for Check-In Bar, we become a vehicle that helps enable their creation of a technological marketplace for the most demanded currency of the new age—emotions.

Christopher J. Franko
Expanse Co-founder

In its turn, CHCK-N chose to go with Tokenlab for ICO management services for many reasons, such as the stability of the Expanse blockchain technology and the breadth and depth of experience of the team members, as Ali Balaban, CHCK-N Co-founder, claims. 

As my co-founder, Lev Filimonov, and I began the ICO exploration process, we repeatedly heard that Expanse and Tokenlab were solid yet innovative—reputation and integrity go a long way when making such an important decision that impacts the future of our business.
 

Ali Balaban
CHCK-N Co-founder

Thus, the Tokenlab ICO is to take place over the next 6-8 weeks. Once complete, the CHCK-N ICO will take over.

Chinese Miners to Fall Victims of Ransomware

Looks like ransomware came together with "improved" firmware, that should "overclock" device
21 January 2019   79

In China, a ransomware spreads, victims of which are Bitcoin miners. The damage from its activities is measured in tens of thousands of dollars. This is reported by Trustnodes.

The virus infects miners, released by Bitmain, and requires you to send 10 bitcoins, otherwise threatening to cause overheating of the device.

The problem is solved by formatting the SD card of the infected device, however, as Trustnodes notes, the whole process can take up to four days, while malicious software rapidly spreads to the other miners.

Compromised device
Compromised device

Probably, the virus comes with an "improved" firmware for miners. Some owners install such firmware to “overclock” their ASIC devices and improve their performance.

The first messages about the virus refer to August last year. In particular, Antminer S9, T9 and even L3 + for Litecoin were attacked. Over time, the malware has been improved. Now its distributor himself can decide when to display a message requesting a ransom. One miner also said that one night the address to which the 4,000 devices belonging to him sent the mined cryptocurrency was changed to the address of the hacker, which brought him $ 8,000.